"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Thomas Jefferson on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Thomas Jefferson on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Thomas Jefferson on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Thomas Jefferson on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Thomas Jefferson on Mark Twain
"In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty."
"Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories."
"It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself."
"One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more."
"When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred."